Three Varsity Sports Teams Remain Undefeated


Peter Stehr, Sports Editor

As the leaves begin to fall in the crisp autumn air, so do numerous NCS championship banners in the Matadome. Miramonte’s strong tradition of athletic success during the months of fall has been established over the last decade, with multiple NCS championships in each sport. This year has continued that tradition. As of now, three of the seven varsity teams are undefeated: football, girls water polo, and girls tennis.

Although varsity football’s competition was one of its softer pre-league schedules in recent years, the Mats stepped up every game, scoring at least 21 points and allowing only two offensive touchdowns throughout the first five games. Their first and most formidable challenge to their perfect record will come this Friday, October 6 against Clayton Valley Charter. The Ugly Eagles’  Division I football status is anticipated to be a stalwart opponent as Miramonte looks for a potential section title.

The stacked girls’ water polo team has done nothing short of their incredible expectations, rising to undefeated status among extremely difficult competition in Division I, which includes massive schools such as Monte Vista and San Ramon Valley. Only few teams have posed challenges to the Lady Mats’ explosive starting lineup, with numerous close scores being caused by absences in said lineup, often because starters such as Carson Broad ‘18and Grace Tehaney ‘18 have been away on official visits to Division I colleges. “I think being undefeated so far has pushed our team to work harder and take things more seriously because the more games we win the more we are motivated to keep up the streak.” Captain Kelly Murphy ‘18 said. If Murphy’s supposed positive feedback loop is correct, girls water polo will undoubtedly win another section title.

Although girls tennis has not been quite perfect this season, losing a single preseason matchup to California High School, they have remained undefeated in league, defeating both crosstown rivals Campolindo and Acalanes. The Lady Mats look to continue their perfection throughout the remainder of the season as they’ve had their eyes set on a NCS championship since the beginning of the season.